Amir Arison

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Amir Arison
Born Amir Arison
(1978-03-24) March 24, 1978 (age 38)
St. Louis, Missouri United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present

Amir Arison (born March 24, 1978) is an American film, television and theatre actor, perhaps best known for his main role as Special Agent Aram Mojtabai in NBC's The Blacklist.


Arison is an American actor. He began his acting career in theatre starring in "Omnium Gatherum" [1] and "Modern Orthodox." [2]

He was part of the off-broadway show Aftermath.[3]

In 2009, he was part of the Sunshine Series.[4] He has appeared in many plays over the years.


He began his television career in 2003 as an extra on the soap opera Guiding Light. He appeared in several more soaps over the years, including As the World Turns, where he played an FBI Agent. He had a recurring role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Dr. Manning and made special guest appearances in series like Fringe, NCIS, Medium, and State of Georgia. In 2010, he was cast in TBS' "In-Security."[5]

In October 2011, he made guest appearances on Homeland as Prince Farid Bin Abbud for 2 episodes.[6] The following month, he made a guest appearance on an episode of American Horror Story.[7]

After several more guest appearances on Gossip Girl, True Justice, and The Mentalist, he was cast in Bryan Singer's digital series H+ as Dr. Gurveer.[8] In late 2012, he signed on for a recurring role on ABC's Zero Hour.[9]

In October 2013, he began a recurring role in NBC's The Blacklist.[10]


Arison made his big-screen debut in Day Zero in 2007. He was also cast in the 2007 American immigration film The Visitor.[11] He later appeared in Anamorph, I Hate Valentine's Day, and Today's Special. In 2012, he was cast in the American comedy horror film Vamps. In 2013, he was cast in the comedy A Friggin' Christmas Miracle.



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Day Zero Lawyer
2007 The Visitor Mr. Shah
2007 Anamorph Profiler
2009 I Hate Valentine's Day Bob
2009 Today's Special Floor Manager
2012 Vamps Derek
2014 A Friggin' Christmas Miracle Farhad
2015 Jane Wants a Boyfriend Rob
2016 Before the Sun Explodes Chip


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Guiding Light Armande Episode: "2 December 2003"
2003 The Jury Tariq Ahmed Episode: "Lamentation on the Reservation"
2004 Law & Order Adil Salim Episode: "Paradigm"
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lt. Sanjay Episode: "Collective"
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Ghupta Episode: "Parts"
2006 Hope & Faith Phil Hobart Episode: "The Big Shanowski"
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Tarek 'Rick' Agiza Episode: "Depths"
2008 As the World Turns FBI Agent 4 episodes
2008 Fringe Dr. Bruce Miller Episode: "Safe"
2009 NCIS Prince Sayif Ibn Alwaan Episode: "Flesh and Blood"
2009–2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Manning 8 episodes
2010 Undercovers Israeli Officer Episode: "The Key to It All"
2010 In Security N/A Unsold TV pilot
2011 State of Georgia Trent Pierce 2 episodes
2011 Homeland Prince Farid Bin Abbud 2 episodes
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House Joe Escandarian Episode: "Open House"
2012 True Justice Abdul Hassan 2 episodes
2012 The Mentalist Ryan Kasmir Episode: "If It Bleeds, It Leads"
2012–2013 Dallas Varun Rasmussen 2 episodes
2012–2013 H+ Dr. Gurveer 11 episodes
2013 Gossip Girl Officer Weiner Episode: "Father and the Bride"
2013 Zero Hour Theo Riley 6 episodes
2013 Pair of Kings King Kunu Episode: "Long Live the Kings Part II"
2013 See Dad Run Pete Episode: "See Dad Runl Halloween"
2013 Marvin Marvin Mr. Buttsniffer Episode: "Burger on a Bun"
2013 Major Crimes David Ahmed Episode: "Under the Influence"
2013 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland The Sultan Episode: "Bad Blood"
2014 Girls Kevin Mimma 3 episodes
2013–present The Blacklist Aram Mojtabai 64 episodes


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